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BTEC Science at St Bede's Catholic Comprehensive School and Sixth Form College, Lanchester

Course description

Year 12 Units:
 
Fundamentals of Science
The aim of this unit is to enable learners to develop the practical techniques necessary to pursuea career as a laboratory technician. Learners will investigate the quantities necessary in chemical reactions, the structure and functions of cells, the calorific value of different fuels and develop skills in communicating scientific information.
 
Working in the Science Industry
The aim of this unit is to enable learners to gain the knowledge and skills that an employee in the science industry needs to be an effective, efficient and safe member of a team. Learners will know communication practices, how laboratories are designed, how information is stored in laboratory information management (LIMS) and how to work safely in a scientific workplace.
 
Scientific Practical Techniques
The aim of this unit is to enable learners to use a range of practical techniques used in science such as the analysis of substances, the separation of substances and the use of instruments/sensors. The variety of techniques in the content allows the unit to be tailored to reflect the focus of different areas of study, e.g. forensic science, biology, chemistry, physics, electronics and environmental science.
 
Year 13 Units:
 
Physiology of human body system
The aim of this unit is to enable learners to investigate some of the organ systems of the human body and how they work together. Learners will have an opportunity to use appropriate tests to investigate the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive and lymphatic systems and the organisation of cells and tissues.
 
Medical Physics Techniques
The aim of this unit is to enable learners to develop, through a practical vocational skills approach, an understanding of the important fundamental physics concepts behind medical physics techniques such as x-rays, ultrasounds, diagnostic imaging and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and radiotherapy. Learners will also understand the importance of radiation safety.
 
Chemical Laboratory Techniques
The aim of this unit is to give learners many opportunities to prepare, purify and analyse compounds made by reactions and by extraction. There is also a focus on qualitative and quantitative analysis, including analysis of compounds contained within commercial formulations.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE A*-C

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Bede's Catholic Comprehensive School and Sixth Form College, Lanchester directly.

Last updated date: 03 December 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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